The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Manchester region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 63 70 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 21 12 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.69% 1.05% 2.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.68% 3.08% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 16
Average daily rate
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£321 £286 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.22% -4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £293 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £18.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -1.58%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
449 390 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.21% 34.24% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 220 281
Average daily rate £325 £310 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £249 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 42
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
North West

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 13 (44.83%) .NET
3 10 (34.48%) Oracle
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) VB6
4 9 (31.03%) C#
5 7 (24.14%) MS Access
6 6 (20.69%) Apache
6 6 (20.69%) Tomcat
6 6 (20.69%) N-Tier
6 6 (20.69%) HPUX
6 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 6 (20.69%) WebLogic
6 6 (20.69%) SOA
6 6 (20.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 6 (20.69%) FTP
6 6 (20.69%) HP
6 6 (20.69%) ISEB
6 6 (20.69%) WebLogic Integration
6 6 (20.69%) TIBCO
6 6 (20.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (20.69%) Statistical Analysis
6 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
6 6 (20.69%) SUSE
6 6 (20.69%) Release Management
6 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.69%) Security Testing
6 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) WebLogic
1 6 (20.69%) Apache
1 6 (20.69%) Tomcat
1 6 (20.69%) WebLogic Integration
2 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) FTP
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) MS Access
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
1 2 (6.90%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.45%) NUnit
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Tester
3 5 (17.24%) VB6 Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Tester
3 5 (17.24%) VB Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) IT Support
7 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Pricing Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior VB Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior VB6 Developer
7 1 (3.45%) MI Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) jQuery
3 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
3 2 (6.90%) WCF
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (3.45%) CSS3
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) N-Tier
2 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.90%) Social Media
3 2 (6.90%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) HPUX
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
1 6 (20.69%) SUSE
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) SOA
1 6 (20.69%) Statistical Analysis
1 6 (20.69%) Release Management
1 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
1 6 (20.69%) Security Testing
1 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
1 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
2 5 (17.24%) CRM
3 4 (13.79%) OOD
3 4 (13.79%) OO
4 3 (10.34%) MVC
4 3 (10.34%) Web Development
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Analytics
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) User Stories
6 1 (3.45%) Data Transformation
6 1 (3.45%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
1 10 (34.48%) VB6
2 9 (31.03%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 4 (13.79%) VBScript
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) VBA
6 2 (6.90%) C++
6 2 (6.90%) Java
6 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB Practitioner
1 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
1 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) APMP
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) HP
2 6 (20.69%) TIBCO
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) Adobe
4 2 (6.90%) Interwoven
5 1 (3.45%) CA
5 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.45%) AppSense
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
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